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Baku to Turkmenbashi – 3 days on a leaky boat

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Morning Views of the Caspian Sea
I woke the day after we left Baku to a beautiful sunny day on the Caspian Sea. The cool sea air was refreshing. Optimistically I hoped that we would dock today, one day ahead of schedule. The first sign that things were going to be different was my mobile phone had lost any network connection. Contacting my…

Azerbaijan, Land of Fire and Speed Cameras

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The Caspian Sea
I arrived at the Azerbaijan border and passed through the Georgian side in 5 minutes. Then began the queuing for Azerbaijan. It wasn’t moving fast so I settled in for a wait. A friendly local chap introduced himself and we passed the time with him teach me introductory Azerbaijani lingo. Overall it took about 2.5hrs to get through the…

Boats, Borders and a Braking Boris

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Hi everybody,
I just wanted to say a quick hello. Technology challenges in ‘The Stans’ are making it difficult to update you on my progress. Since I left Tbilisi the days have been a blur. Boats (3 days on a leaky cargo boat), Borders (Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) and Boris have been keeping me occupied.
Don’t fret some blog updates…

Is that the Caspian Sea I can see? It sure is!! Leg 1 Complete!!

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The weary travellers reach Baku
Hi everybody,
Just a quick note to say Boris, Kiwi Ted and I arrived in Baku at 11pm last night. It was a fantastic end to the leg. Baku city was buzzing and all action. There were cars and people everywhere. The city was beautifully lit as I made my way to the waterfront. With…

Special Report! Georgia to Azerbaijan border crossing

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15th September 2012 – 16th September 2012
Gardabani (Georgia) to Qazax (Azerbaijan) border crossing:
Note! You must go through the border on the main road.  You cannot cross at Kesalo, and it is a long way back to Rustavi if you make this mistake (no bridge across the river to get back to the main road).
We arrived at the…

Azerbaijan

AZERBAIJAN
Baku     12TH October
Checking out of the hotel, we leave Tbilisi anxious about the long drive to Azerbaijan’s capital of Baku.  We had read and heard scare stories from other travellers about police bribes and harassment so we were not expecting a smooth drive.  Leaving the chaotic roads and traffic of Tbilisi, we start the drive in the sunshine…